2 British Soldiers Slain in Heart of Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Shipyard Razed

TWO SOLDIERS OF BRITAIN’S ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT, THE “BLACK WATCH,” WERE SHOT TO DEATH BY AN ARAB AS THEY STROLLED OFF DUTY ALONG JERUSALEM’S MAIN STREET AT 7 O’CLOCK TONIGHT, THE HAVAS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED.

TENSION INCREASED AS AUTHORITIES HUNTED THE ARAB ASSASSIN AND AN ACCOMPLICE, WHO MADE A SUCCESSFUL ESCAPE AFTER THE FATAL SHOTS WERE FIRED.

AN ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE THE TEL AVIV HARBOR WAS MADE WHEN ONE OF THE BRANCHES OF A JEWISH SHIPBUILDING COMPANY SITUATED IN THE HARBOR AREA WAS DESTROYED BY AN INCENDIARY FIRE.

AN ARAB TERRORIST WAS KILLED WHEN A BOMB HE INTENDED THROWING IN THE MANSHIEH QUARTER BORDERING TEL AVIV EXPLODED PREMATURELY. THREE JEWS WERE SLIGHTLY WOUNDED BY SNIPERS FIRING FROM THE HILLS INTO A BUS EN ROUTE TO JERUSALEM FROM TEL AVIV. THE MUKHTARS (ARAB CHIEFTAIN) OF RAMA, NEAR ACRE, WAS SHOT AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED, ALLEGEDLY FOR INFORMING THE AUTHORITIES OF TERRORIST MOVEMENTS IN THE NORTH. ANOTHER MUKHTARS WAS SLIGHTLY WOUNDED WHILE WALKING IN THE VILLAGE OF TIREH.

MORE THAN A HUNDRED SHOTS WERE FIRED INTO THE POLICE STATION AT BEISAN. REINFORCEMENTS WERE RUSHED TO THE ARAB CITY, IN THE BANDIT-INFESTED AREA NEAR THE TRANSJORDAN BORDER.

A BOMB WAS THROWN INTO THE NAZARETH POLICE STATION. SHORTLY BEFORE, THE AUTHORITIES LIFTED CURFEW IN THAT CITY, WHICH HAD BEEN IN EFFECT SINCE THE ASSASSINATION LATE IN SEPTEMBER OF GALILEE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER LEWIS Y. ANDREWS.

THE AUTHORITIES MEANWHILE CONTINUED ENERGETIC EFFORTS TO SUPPRESS THE DISTURBANCES ARRESTING SEVEN ELDERS OF THE VILLAGE OF RANTIEH IN CONNECTION WITH THE DYNAMITING OF A TRAIN AT RAS-EL-EIN ON OCT. 14. THE ELDERS WERE IMMEDIATELY DISPATCHED TO THE GOVERNMENT PRISON AT ACRE.

THE VILLAGE OF YAGUR, NEAR HAIFA, WAS ASSESSED A COLLECTIVE FINE FOR THE ATTACK ON JEWISH PUPILS THERE LAST WEEK, IN WHICH ONE WAS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED. THREE VILLAGES IN THE JENIN DISTRICT WERE ORDERED BY THE POLICE TO MAINTAIN DAY AND NIGHT WATCHES TO PREVENT CUTTING OF TELEPHONE WIRES.

CONTINUED UNREST IN TRANSJORDAN WAS MANIFESTED TODAY BY CUTTING OF THE TELEPHONE LINES LINKING AMMAN, THE CAPITAL, WITH JERASH, AND THE ARREST OF RASHAD PASHA, ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADERS OF THE FORCES OPPOSING THE EMIR ABDULLAH. RASHAD PASHA WAS REPORTED SEIZED IN CONNECTION WITH ORGANIZATION OF TERRORIST BANDS, ONE OF WHICH ON MONDAY STAGED AN ATTACK ON THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE AT AJEILUN WITH THE PURPORTED INTENTION OF SETTING OFF A REBELLION AGAINST THE EMIR.

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